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11 Dec 2017

BMW fights for its clean image after diesel accusations

dpa / Handelsblatt Global Edition

German car maker BMW has rebutted accusations by environmental organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) that it manipulated diesel cars to have lower emissions under lab test conditions than in real life use. Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW, said that DUH possibly tested the car while driving unusually fast in a very low gear, a situation when the exhaust-gas recirculation automatically turns off to protect the engine, thereby increasing emissions. BMW now wants to test the car again itself – as will the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), Markus Fasse writes.

Read the article in German here and in English here.

Read a CLEW timeline on the dieselgate fraud here and a dossier on Germany's car makers and the green transport revolution here.

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